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Picchiani & Barlacchi, la ditta d’eccellenza italiana nella realizzazione di crest, dove i simboli prendono forma.
Pubblicato il 30 March 2022

Picchiani & Barlacchi, the Italian Excellence in Crest Creation

Where Symbols Take Shape.

A crest is the ideal gift for institutional meetings, a tangible symbol of the milestones achieved by a military body or the represented institution. Receiving a crest is an honor for. prominent officials and team members.

Today, crests have evolved into true commemorative objects offered to visitors and. authorities to celebrate milestones with a solid, reliable, and enduring item.

Picchiani & Barlacchi crafts your emblem engraved in metal.

Since 1902, Picchiani & Barlacchi has been creating, shaping, designing, engraving, and bringing to life unique crests in accordance with the family and Florentine business tradition.

The mission of our professionals is to tirelessly work on raw materials to honor your military body or special occasion with a beautiful and durable crest.

Why Choose Us?

Having an item signed by Picchiani & Barlacchi ensures tradition, Made in Italy, and quality. We have dedicated over a century, precisely 120 years, to metalworking and the minting of military crests on both national and international levels.

Our archives contain 320,000 dies commissioned by armed forces, military bodies, secular and religious associations, and high-ranking state officials. Renowned international artists such as Pietro Annigoni, Mario Moschi, Laura Cretara, Onofrio Pepe, Sergio Benvenuti, Alberto Inglesi, and many others have collaborated with us.

A Long Florentine Tradition of P&B 

Founded in 1902, Picchiani & Barlacchi has witnessed over a century of national and international historical events, celebrating them with its creations. In more than a century of history, our workshops have given life to countless objects and crests that, to this day, maintain their unaltered value.

The constant pursuit of excellence has allowed us to secure significant contracts and collaborations. For instance, the Targa Florio, the prize for the world’s most famous Italian automotive race, has been commissioned to Picchiani & Barlacchi since its first edition in 1905 and is still minted at our facility in Florence.

Or the badges for the Italian team at the 1936 Berlin Olympics. In 1972, the company began a lasting collaboration with the FAO, and a few years later, it commemorated the 10th anniversary of an indelible event for Florence, the flooding of the Arno, with an artistic medal.

Despite a challenging period in the 1990s due to competition from certain foreign markets with pre-packaged items, the company continued to stand out with refined and durable products, thanks to solid corporate values, primarily quality.

In 2013, the world’s leading Mega Yacht company, Cantieri Navali Benetti, decided to celebrate its 140 years of history with an artistic creation by Picchiani & Barlacchi.
Additionally, in 2015, the company minted the official coin for Expo 2015, intended for heads of state and major Italian and international institutions.
Other objects and crests in recent years have been dedicated to state officials or commissioned by secular or religious associations or military bodies and armed forces.
Some are dedicated to the fashion sector, such as plaques featuring the eagle of the Stefano Ricci brand or cufflinks for the Australian fashion house Rodd & Gunn.

Objects Speak for Us

P&B crests are not simple pieces of metal but immortal objects to celebrate an event and preserve its memory over time. Therefore, they are always created with meticulous craftsmanship.

We disdain any attempt at imitation and any form of standardization that devalues the history of our country, the creative scope of our artists and artisans, and the excellence of our products. We avoid standardizing and flattening products.

Under no circumstances do we compromise on detail or the perfection of the final product.

This is our philosophy; these are the values that guide every stage of our product’s creation, from designing to finishing and quality control.

Choose a P&B Signed Crest and Ensure an Excellent Result

Even today, we continue our relentless pursuit of quality and product excellence without accepting compromises, even when this approach entails a greater financial investment on our part. When we take on your project, we don’t just shape the metal; by meticulously caring for every detail, we bring to life an immortal object that enhances you 100% and truly celebrates the significance of the occasion.

If you are looking for a company for crest creation, choosing a P&B-signed symbol ensures that you are giving an object created with craftsmanship according to the tradition of Florence, the most famous city of art and culture in the world.